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I found these two doll babies nestled under Malio this morning
Yep! You've read that right



And now for the rest of the story.​

I went to clean the aviary this morning & spotted a half (empty) eggshell on the platform perch. I had just walked by Sadie's nest & it was empty.

I knew that Malio utilizes that 'perch' the most, so I went to investigate their nest, before checking Pij'ette & Mikko's nest.
Both Sadie & Malio were sitting there proud as peacocks. I scooted Malio over a bit & there it was, a little blonde bottom facing me. I was dumbfounded. You could have knocked me over with one of their feathers. :p
Apparently I didn't check the basket often enough.

Excited to no end I called Chuck. As we were talking I thought I better check to see if there was another egg. There wasn't. BUT, there was another baby. ;)

There was no evidence of any shells when I cleaned the aviary yesterday morning, nor was there any when I did my last rounds about 8:30-9:00 last evening.

As I was downloading a couple pictures of the babies, Kim called. Of course I had to send her the pictures. :p
She asked if I would sticky this thread & post daily pictures while the babies grow up. If there's any objection to this, I'll be happy to remove the sticky.

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WHOO HOO!!! This is GREAT news! Have you ever had baby pigeons before? If not, you're in for a REAL treat, which means so are WE!!!
I don't have a problem with the "sticky".............
 

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Don't you dare remove this sticky !!! Nothing more fun than watching babies (of any kind) grow !!!
Boy, what cuties they are, and will be beautiful adults, too.
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I am really looking forward to daily pictures of these little guys growing up. I hope your up for it. ;)

This is going to be really neat.:)
 

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They are so cute!! Congratulations to Sadie and Malio! Boy are they going to be lookers!

Is this your first oops baby X 2?
 

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Good thing you are enlarging the aviary!:)
I've had some surprises this week myself.:eek: My surprises will be in the adoption forum in about 5 weeks.:cool:
 

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WHOO HOO!!! This is GREAT news!
Have you ever had baby pigeons before? If not, you're in for a REAL treat, which means so are WE!!!
I don't have a problem with the "sticky".............
Yes. In fact Sadie is Mikko & Pij'ette's daughter.

I am really looking forward to daily pictures of these little guys growing up.
I hope your up for it. ;)

This is going to be really neat.:)
Oh I'm up for it. I hope you guys are up for it. :p

They are so cute!! Congratulations to Sadie and Malio!
* Boy are they going to be lookers!

** Is this your first oops baby X 2?
* I am so hoping at least one has Malio's feathering.

** Yep, it sure is. :eek:
But I'm tickled pink over this.

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Cindy,

Were you expecting these little guys or are they "Oops" babies? Are they going to be full Old Dutch Capuchines or a mix?

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Sooooo Adorable!

Congratulations!
on the new boys, girls, or one of each!
Would love to see their growing pics as often as you can post them!:)

And I thought I was surprised by 4 eggs...which I will post about on my 'good news' thread with some questions!

Also, looking forward to hearing about your surprise, Charis!

Always a pleasure to hear happy news!
 

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Good thing you are enlarging the aviary!:)
Yes, it sure is. :p

Cindy,

Were you expecting these little guys or are they "Oops" babies?

Are they going to be full Old Dutch Capuchines or a mix?

Pidgey
They are definitely "Oops" babies.

No, they won't be full Capuchines.
Sadie only has 1/2 Capuchine blood, beings she's Mikko's daughter.

I will be taking pictures daily, however, I promise NOT to post all of them. :p

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Congratulations!
on the new boys, girls, or one of each!
Would love to see their growing pics as often as you can post them!:)

And I thought I was surprised by 4 eggs...which I will post about on my 'good news' thread with some questions!

Also, looking forward to hearing about your surprise, Charis!

Always a pleasure to hear happy news!
I would be happy to send you a couple when they are weaned!:D
 

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Can't think of anything cuter than a little pink bottom of a baby pigeon. They are adorable. Cindy, it will be interesting to see how they look. Any names yet?

Congratulations.
 

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I once had a pair that I named "Oops" and "Uh, oh!"

Pidgey

LOL

There is also Oopsie and Daisie! :p

Then, again, I'm sure that Cindy and Chuck won't have a problem with names!!

Cindy, WHAT FABULOUS NEWS!! I MUST VISIT SOON!!

Of course, I just can't resist saying that this is a TRUE case of "Never Say Never!" ;) :rolleyes: Sorry, but I am STILL ROFL...:D

LOVE, HUGS and SCRITCHES!!

Shi
& Squeaks (who comments that there's NO danger of HIS egg hatching!!)*COFL

*Cooing On Floor Laughing!
 

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Thanks everyone for your well wishes & congratulatory posts.

I do have a concern that some of you may be able to help me with.

The picture below shows the location of the basket where the babies are. There is nothing under them except the floor, which is quite a ways down. :(

I would like to move the basket over to the area above Rae Charles' cage. Would this disrupt Sadie & Malio caring for the babies? The move isn't that far & the area where I would like to move them is where Sadie & Malio hang out when they aren't in the basket.

I don't want to do anything that would upself Mom & Dad but I do worry about the babies possibly falling out of the basket to the floor.

Appreciate any input.

Cindy

 

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Cindy,
I think the babies will be ok. My nest boxes are much higher than the basket in the picture and I have never had a baby fall out. The only time that happened was when a baby hatched on top of one of the nesting boxes. That baby did survive the fall.
Just think about where pigeons build their nests...
 
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